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Re: PAB's Track car.

Post by Foolish Boy on Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:13 pm

This motors got all the right bits! Going to be very naughty on the track.

I've been trying to find a mk4 for mine but people are relutant to split from complete boxes and by themselves they fetch strong money.

I'll have to keep my eye out for one of those shifters now too!
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Re: PAB's Track car.

Post by Foolish Boy on Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:15 pm

How are you going to manage the ignition advance? Saab vacumn dizzy?
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Post by PAB on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:27 pm

Not made up my mind totally on the ignition yet its still at the thinking stage... watch this space soon. There could be an Omex mappable ignition system in the offing too.

The shifter was another Ebay bargain at 35.00, same as B&M shifter but 100.00 cheeper, its for the post 2000 model year shifter so make sure you get the correct one. Search the bay for "vw short shift" should come up....

The shifter tower was more troublesome, only got it because the Golf its off was Soooo bad the gear casing was split and recovery driver who towed it to the breakers had cut the cables to get it out of gear and removed the gate lever. Found the lever & clip in the glove box and asked the bloke for a price without telling him i'd found it. 20.00 yeay
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Post by PAB on Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:29 pm

Seems like I spend as much time in the garage as I do at work recently!!

Finally finished the wide track mods (See tech advice threads), just have to have the tracking sorted then I can turn full attention to the engine build and gearbox/shifter install..... still waiting for the pistons and rods. Crying or Very sad


JaySteed wrote:How are you going to manage the ignition advance? Saab vacumn dizzy?

Jay I'm gonna use the KR dizzy from my current set-up as I'm using the KR ignition, just had to re-drill & tap the ABF head so I can get enough advance.

Philip.
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Post by PAB on Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:53 pm

Yeay!!! got these babies today, along with the rest of my engine bits. The Flywheel is now lightened and balanced with the new VR6 clutch and the crank. The crank has been polished too. Have to give a big shout to Geoff @ Autosprint near Birmingham for sorting out all of the engineering. Check out his advert in PPC Mag and his web site....

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Post by PAB on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:33 pm

Been busy again this Sunday, just getting everything ready for the final assemble on my engine. built a simple sump baffle to stop oil starvation on track. Had to build it onto the windage tray as the sump pan is alloy and I can'y weld that yet.

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One from inside the sump, should do the trick keeping lots of lovely oil near the pick up pipe.

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Post by steveb on Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:10 am

looks sweet mate, wish i had a bit more time money and space to spend on my 2.0li block!
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Post by PAB on Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:18 pm

Just back from having the wheel alignment done this morning, very pleased with the service from the people i've been to see.

Nottingham Car 4 Wheel Alignment, Basford, Nottm.
They have a guy called Mick who used to set-up Renault 5 Race cars.... very good.

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All ready for the tear down to fit the new engine, gerabox and shifter set up...... I'm off out to the garage, I might be some time!!


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Post by PAB on Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:11 pm

Got stuck in this afternoon, pulled all the interior out and the dash, want to lower the steering columb and need to run the new shifter cables through the bulkhead, also need to weld up the hole where the old shifter is and build the new shifter mounting.

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Also pulled everything out of the engine bay, ready to drop the engine and gearbox in the morning.

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Off to the pub now.
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Post by Andrew on Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:54 pm

Great diary/blog keep it up!!!

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Re: PAB's Track car.

Post by PAB on Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:45 pm

Thanks Andrew.

Done a bit more tonight....

Fitted the new shifter mount into the car, just needs painting to finish off, the gear shift is awsome... precise and fast. Could not be more happy with it.

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I'll put up more picks when the dash is back in.


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Post by popeye on Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:49 pm

can't wait to see this motor again, keep up the good work, Philip

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Post by venturbo on Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:56 pm

That is looking more and more the race car Smile

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Post by PAB on Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:25 pm

Con rods are here!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

photos later :-)
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Post by steveb on Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:53 pm

looks like a great car, will be awesome to see this
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Post by PAB on Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:42 pm

Once again boys, thanks for your kind words.... keeps me going!

Finally got my hands on these bad boys, Itegrated Engineering Con Rods from Salt Lake City, U S of A..... complete with ARP2000 bolts. The final link in my engine chain.

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Engine build Sunday is looming Cool

Found the new (12month old, 250 Track miles) Brake load sensor is weeping from the bellows Crying or Very sad .... Sounds like a great excuse to fit a brake bias lever and move the brake pipes inside..... Gonna have to move into my garage full time to get sorted for Ultimate Dubs.
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Post by steveb on Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:10 am

lol sounds like it, im having the week before off to fit my suspension. my engine build is going to have to wait for another week tho lol

pab you might be able to help me get my block on my engine stand actually im going to send you a PM

will be interesting hha ing ou cars close on the stand at UD mine is kind of standard and yours is far from it, i know yours will get more looks tho!
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Post by Foolish Boy on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:47 pm

Shifter is cool, H rods are sexy.

Steve - a week to fit the suspension!
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Post by steveb on Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:26 pm

i know it should take me a day or two really, the last time i fitted my coilovers it took me 15mins to jack the car up put it on stands, removed the rear suspension replace, screw back together and drop back down again with the help of my brother. so hopefully i can do it something like that again this time the fronts will be the pita!

im also going to be swapping rear bumper arm, fitting sunroof interior cover, polishing my alloys and giving the car a good wax should weather be on my side. plus anything else ive been putting off which ive just remembered got to fit the new HID box's for the rallye lights and oder a connector for them. oh yeah and take the rubber off my azev a's so i can have them refurbished, oh yeah and attempt to fit the 280's finally..... probably more to do lol

edit.... oh yeah have to fit the 90 sec number plate tub too lol
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Post by PAB on Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:23 pm

Never been one to jump into more work than I've got time for....... Honest!!!

But I bought this today......

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Post by Foolish Boy on Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:27 pm

Its like a parts wishlist!
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Post by PAB on Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:18 pm

Made a mount for the Bias valve tonight, just got to get some bolts to mount it and plumb it in now.

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Post by Reaver 'Ant' on Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:06 am

My god Phill this car is seriously gonna draw the crows at UD this year youve done an unbelevable amount of work to her even sice harewood its lookin and soundin great cant wait to see it again

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Post by PAB on Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:02 pm

Thanks for your kind words Ant, just doing what I love doin thats all.....

This is the state of play at mine today.

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Todays bits,

Been suffering with a long brake pedal on track days so thats whats driven the bias valve instead of a load sensor. I fitted a GSF 22mm master cylinder early in the project, but i've thought it might be the cause of the long pedel for a while.... so this went on today, along with re-fitting the front brake pipes.

Brand new genuine ATE master cylinder, aluminium no less, it better be worth it!!
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Also mounted the bias valve, the brake pipes are ordered for it, collecting them tomorrow so watch this space.

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Post by PAB on Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:27 pm

Wow, what a day... 14 hours hard at it.... theres not enough hours in a day for this project at the mo....

Started by removing the plastic arches and cutting back the steel wheel arches to let the Toyo track rubber clear when i'm pushing on, then trimmed down te plastic and re-fitted them.

Collected the brake pipes for the bias valve, only to find they have the wrong fittings on them Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad I'll sort them tomorrow!!

Then moved onto more pleasurable activities... Engine build Sunday, I've got all of the bottom end together along with the flywheel and clutch.

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I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooo tired, can't wait to get it in the car, should be nearly there for the end of the week.
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